FCC 78.69 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 78.69 Station records.
Each licensee of a CARS station shall maintain records showing the
(a) For all attended or remotely controlled stations, the date and time
of the beginning and end of each period of transmission of each
(b) For all stations, the date and time of any unscheduled
interruptions to the transmissions of the station, the duration of such
interruptions, and the causes thereof;
(c) For all stations, the results and dates of the frequency
measurements made pursuant to § 78.113 and the name of the person or
persons making the measurements;
(d) For all stations, when service or maintenance duties are performed,
which may affect a station's proper operation, the responsible operator
shall sign and date an entry in the station's records, giving:
(1) Pertinent details of all transmitter adjustments performed by the
operator or under the operator's supervision.
(e) When a station in this service has an antenna structure which is
required to be illuminated, appropriate entries shall be made as
(1) The time the tower lights are turned on and off each day, if
(2) The time the daily check of proper operation of the tower lights
was made, if an automatic alarm system is not employed.
(3) In the event of any observed or otherwise known failure of a tower
(i) Nature of such failure.
(ii) Date and time the failure was observed or otherwise noted.
(iii) Date, time, and nature of the adjustments, repairs, or
(iv) Identification of Flight Service Station (Federal Aviation
Administration) notified of the failure of any code or rotating beacon
light not corrected within 30 minutes, and the date and time such
notice was given.
(v) Date and time notice was given to the Flight Service Station
(Federal Aviation Administration) that the required illumination was
(4) Upon completion of the 3-month periodic inspection required by
(i) The date of the inspection and the condition of all tower lights
and associated tower lighting control devices, indicators, and alarm
(ii) Any adjustments, replacements, or repairs made to insure
compliance with the lighting requirements and the date such
adjustments, replacements, or repairs were made.
(f) For all stations, station record entries shall be made in an
orderly and legible manner by the person or persons competent to do so,
having actual knowledge of the facts required, who shall sign the
station record when starting duty and again when going off duty.
(g) For all stations, no station record or portion thereof shall be
erased, obliterated, or willfully destroyed within the period of
retention required by rule. Any necessary correction may be made only
by the person who made the original entry who shall strike out the
erroneous portion, initial the correction made, and show the date the
correction was made.
(h) For all stations, station records shall be retained for a period of
not less than 2 years. The Commission reserves the right to order
retention of station records for a longer period of time. In cases
where the licensee or permittee has notice of any claim or complaint,
the station record shall be retained until such claim or complaint has
been fully satisfied or until the same has been barred by statute
limiting the time for filing of suits upon such claims.
[ 41 FR 29695 , July 19, 1976, as amended at 49 FR 20672 , May 16, 1984;
50 FR 23422 , June 4, 1985]
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